Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vic Quilters Showcase 2008




Woohooo!!!! My lovely customer Brenda's (pictured above)quilt won a Highly Commended in the Traditional two person category at the Vic Quilters Showcase so as the quilter I win a ribbon too! I am very lucky that she chose me to quilt such an impressive quilt of her own design. Her quilt was inspired by a trip to Egypt. Thanks Brenda! You can see some close ups of the quilting here.

I had planned to go on Friday but after a phone call Wednesday night from Brenda to say the quilt had won an award I had a hurriedly rearranged schedule so I could attend the awards presentations on Thursday.


I didn't come home empty handed but I was fairly restrained....apart from a committment for a 12 month block of the month from Threadbear in Castlemaine who stock a vast range of gorgeous reproduction fabrics. I got two patterns, one from Quilters Barn plus Julie Wallace's no 3 patchwork book. The BOM from Threadbear plus a cute little "muffin cake" of fabrics, brown repro's for my Dear Jane. The aqua spots and retro's plus the pinwheel and chinese coin pattern are from Amitie.


8 comments:

ozjane said...

super congratulations and why oh why did my dumb sit and sew mates not give me a ring and ask did I want that book. Oh course I want it.....
They borrow the other two.....grrrrr.
However that quilt is fantastic and I am so glad to see you winning awards. Long overdue my clever friend.

Lurline's Place said...

Congratulations, Bernadette, you derserve it - wish you lived near me so you could do some long-arm quilting.
Quilty hugs - Lurline.

PAULE said...

Congratulations ! I was at that quilt show and this quilt is really beautiful. You've done a great job quilting it.

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lovely pictures ...may I ask what kind of machine you use for quilting?

Rachelmp said...

Congratulations Bernadette! I can tell the world that your machine quilting is great and its fantastic to see you recognised. I'll keep going on my star quilt so I can keep you busier!

Christine said...

Congratulations, Bernadette. The quilt looks fantastic. Some nice purchases at the craft fair ... Threadbare is one of my favourite stores. Had Xmas in July tea with Rosemary C and other stitching ladies last night. Very nice lady.

Annie said...

I love Rachael's lime and soda with the bubble quilting on it. I can't believe she's finished it already. Congrats on the quilting for Brenda's quilt. I had a great day down there on Sat.

Christine said...

well deserved, congratulations to both of you.

cheers
Chrisitne